UKCDS is a group of UK government departments and research funders working in international development. As the Secretariat, we bring this group together with researchers and other key organisations.
By sharing knowledge and promoting opportunities, we stimulate collaboration and improve the effectiveness of UK investments in development.
This ensures the best science is funded and used to benefit international development, as well as the UK.
- Improve stakeholder collaboration in development sciences
- Encourage research policies and practices of UK funders to reflect good practice in development
- Support the UK to be a global leader in development sciences and their application.
Policies and Programmes in DRR
The UKCDS Disasters Research Group aims to enhance research and technology based disaster risk reduction (DRR) through improved coordination of UK and international funders, research providers and users.
UKCDS also has responsibility for implementing the recommendations from the UK Government Office for Science report on the use of Science in Humanitarian Emergencies and Disasters (SHED)
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
Colin Armstrong - Head of Science in Humanitarian Emergencies and Disasters (SHED) Secretariat
Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road NW1 2BE London United Kingdom
GP 2013 delegation
Conferences: - 5th AFRP
- 6th AMCDRR
- 2nd ACDRR
- UNISDR Science and Technology Conference